Pensacola’s biggest and longest-running annual agricultural and entertainment tradition returns this fall, October 20-30, bringing with it exhilarating rides, live music, exotic shows, colorful attractions and exhibits, flavorful fair food, and fun for the whole family.
Returning for its 88th season, this year’s Pensacola Interstate Fair entertainment lineup includes:
THURSDAY, OCT. 20 at 7 p.m. – Cat Country 98.7 radio station presents the Cat Country BIG Lip Sync Battle Finals, an epic showdown of about a dozen local acts who will battle it out from the stage to see who gets titled the 2022 Lip Sync champion.
FRIDAY, OCT. 21 at 7:30 p.m. – The following night, Creedence Revived – The World Premier Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band will take the stage to perform CCR’s hit songs like, “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Willy and the Poor Boys,” and “Fortunate Son.”
SATURDAY, OCT. 22 at 7:30 p.m. – Head Games: A Tribute to Foreigner, will rock the stage with all the flash and glam that the 70s and 80s eras of Foreigner are known for. Expect to jam to hits like, “Cold as Ice,” “Hotblooded,” “Feels Like the First Time,” and “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
MONDAY, OCT. 24 at 7 p.m. – Don’t miss the 4-H Youth and FFA Steer Show taking place in the Livestock Arena. The steer show gives pre-teens and teens the chance to showcase the steers they have raised for the past six months.
In addition, Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. – A mainstay of country music for over two decades, Joe Nichols will take the stage on Monday night. Nichols bridges the gap between country music’s old-school roots and its contemporary era. An artist who’s both timely and timeless, Nichols has racked up a half-dozen No.1 singles and ten Top 10 hits, from his first smash hit, “The Impossible,” to his chart-topping single, “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off,” to 2021’s “Home Run.”
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 at 7 p.m. – Come out and support the 4-H Youth by bidding on a steer at the annual FFA Livestock Auctionfrom the Livestock Arena. The public is invited to attend and/or purchase a steer. Around 20-30 steers will be auctioned off this year, so don’t miss out!
THURSDAY, OCT. 27 at 3:30 and 7 p.m. – The Beach Buoys – a Beach Boys tribute band – will bring their 60s-inspired surfer sounds to the stage twice on Thursday as part of our special Senior Appreciation Day.
FRIDAY, OCT. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Pensacola’s favorite local band White Tie Rock Ensemble will present a tribute to two rock giants, Van Halen and Styx. White Tie is a local group of musicians who recreate classic rock albums with a classical approach. Expect to hear Van Halen’s mega hits like, “Hot for Teacher,” “Panama,” and “Jump,” as well as some Styx fan-favorites like, “Come Sail Away,” and “Renegade.”
SATURDAY, OCT. 29 at 7:30 p.m. – Platinum-selling country music band, Parmalee, will perform their hits. Comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox, and lifelong friend Josh McSwain, the North Carolina natives recently returned to the top of the charts with their No. 1 single, “Just the Way.” Their romantic new single, “Take My Name,” from their new album, For You, is on Country radio now.
In addition to the live music acts, the Fair invites you to Sit, Stay and Get Ready for Puppy Pals – a “howling good time,” action-packed, comedy stunt dog show where adopted and rescued dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats for the audience. DAILY showtimes are Monday – Friday at 6 and 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sundays at 1, 4 and 8 p.m.
New to the Fair this year, the Wolves of the World show is the only traveling wolf pack in the world. Presented by the Sandlofer family, the show spotlights the mystical, enigmatic grey wolf and explains their history and the traits of a wolf pack -including the alpha male and female and how they interact. DAILY showtimes are Monday-Friday at 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sundays at 2, 5 and 7 p.m.
Returning fan favorite is Cirque Ma’Ceo, a dynamic, highly-talented acrobatic variety show that is sure to keep the entire family on the edge of their seats. From high-flying aerialists to a dangerous crossbow performer to a world-champion Polynesian fire dancer, this show will keep you spellbound. DAILY showtimes are Monday – Friday at 5 and 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Check the PensacolaFair.com website for daily show times and possible weather changes.